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AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
43 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
48 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocabulary Chapter 6
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
all of the populations of organisms within a given area
the study of factors that cause a population to increase or d…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
all of the populations of organisms within a given area
26 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocab
Population
Exponential growth model
Resource partitioning
J-shaped
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
(Nt=N0ert) A growth model that estimates a population's futur…
a situation in which two species divide a resource, based on…
when graphed the exponential growth model looks like this. (l…
Population
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Exponential growth model
(Nt=N0ert) A growth model that estimates a population's futur…
42 terms
Environmental Science for AP Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
all individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
3rd level of complexity. All populations of organisms in a gi…
study of factors that cause populations to increase or decrease
total number of individuals within a defined area at a given…
population
all individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
community
3rd level of complexity. All populations of organisms in a gi…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
48 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6 JS
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
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AP Environmental Science: Chapter 6 Vocabulary
cultural carrying capacity
crude birth rate
crude death rate
population change
The maximum number of people who could live in reasonable fre…
The total number of live births per 1,000 people in a populat…
The total number of deaths per 1,000 people in a population i…
An increase or decrease in the size of a population. It is eq…
cultural carrying capacity
The maximum number of people who could live in reasonable fre…
crude birth rate
The total number of live births per 1,000 people in a populat…
AP for Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary Terms
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
Sex Ratio
Density-dependent Factor
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
The ratio of males to females in a population
A factor that influences an individuals probability of surviv…
Population Ecology
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
Population Size (N)
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
39 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Competition
Fundamental Niche
Microscopic photosynthetic algae, protists, and cyanobacteria…
Tiny aquatic animals that feed on phytoplankton and generally…
A relationship in which multiple organisms seek the same limi…
The full niche of a species.
Phytoplankton
Microscopic photosynthetic algae, protists, and cyanobacteria…
Zooplankton
Tiny aquatic animals that feed on phytoplankton and generally…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
Environmental Science for AP - Friedland and Relyea Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6/7
Metapopulations
Competition
Competition Exclusion Principle
Resource Partitioning
a group of spatially distinct populations that are connected…
more than one species going after a limited resource
2 species fighting for the same resource; one species exploit…
Going after one type of resource to avoid competition
Metapopulations
a group of spatially distinct populations that are connected…
Competition
more than one species going after a limited resource
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 & 7 Vocabulary
affluenza
anthropocentrism
biocentrism
capitalist market economy
Term coined by social critics to describe the failure of mate…
A human-centered view of our relationship with the environment
A philosophy that ascribes relative values to actions, entiti…
Buyers and sellers interact to determine which goods and serv…
affluenza
Term coined by social critics to describe the failure of mate…
anthropocentrism
A human-centered view of our relationship with the environment
26 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocab
Population
Exponential growth model
Resource partitioning
J-shaped
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
(Nt=N0ert) A growth model that estimates a population's futur…
a situation in which two species divide a resource, based on…
when graphed the exponential growth model looks like this. (l…
Population
the individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Exponential growth model
(Nt=N0ert) A growth model that estimates a population's futur…
53 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
43 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Population
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size
Composed of all individuals that belong to the same species,…
All the populations of organisms within one area
Study of factors that cause populations to increase or decrease
(N) Total # of individuals within a defined area at a given t…
Population
Composed of all individuals that belong to the same species,…
Community
All the populations of organisms within one area
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
carrying capacity; k
intrinsic growth rate; r
k-selected species
r-selected species
population growth slowed as population size increased because…
under IDEAL conditions, with unlimited resources available, e…
species that have a LOW intrinsic growth rate, which causes t…
species that have a HIGH intrinsic growth rate because they r…
carrying capacity; k
population growth slowed as population size increased because…
intrinsic growth rate; r
under IDEAL conditions, with unlimited resources available, e…
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
30 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Biome
Tundra
Permafrost
Boreal Forest
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
The treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy pl…
Permanently frozen subsoil characteristic of frigid areas suc…
A region of coniferous forest (such as pine, spruce, and fir)…
Biome
A large, relatively distinct terrestrial region characterized…
Tundra
The treeless biome in the far north that consists of boggy pl…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Cultural Carrying Capacity
Crude Birth Rate
Crude Death Rate
Population Change
The maximum number of people who could live in reasonable fre…
The number of births per 1000 people in a population in a giv…
The number of deaths per 1000 people in a population in a giv…
Calculated by subtracting the number of people leaving a popu…
Cultural Carrying Capacity
The maximum number of people who could live in reasonable fre…
Crude Birth Rate
The number of births per 1000 people in a population in a giv…
AP Environmental Science; Chapter 6
culture
worldview
ethics
relativists
knowledge, beliefs, values, and learned ways of life shared b…
a person's or group's beliefs about the meaning, operation, a…
the study of good and bad, right and wrong
those who believe ethics varies with social context
culture
knowledge, beliefs, values, and learned ways of life shared b…
worldview
a person's or group's beliefs about the meaning, operation, a…
14 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Age structure
Infant mortality rate
Population density
Life expectancy
Percentage of the population at each age level in a population
Number of babies out of every 1,000 born each year who die be…
Number of people in a particular population found in a specif…
Average number of years a newborn infant can be expected to l…
Age structure
Percentage of the population at each age level in a population
Infant mortality rate
Number of babies out of every 1,000 born each year who die be…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Individual
Population
Community
Ecosystems
Simplest level of complexity
2nd level of complexity, composed of all individuals that bel…
3rd level of complexity, incorporates all of the populations…
4th level of complexity, consists of all biotic and abiotic c…
Individual
Simplest level of complexity
Population
2nd level of complexity, composed of all individuals that bel…
49 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
17 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Experimental Growth
Carrying Capacity
Population Crash
Logistic Growth
growth at a constant rate of increase per unit of time- can b…
the maximum number of individuals of any species that can be…
a sudden population decline caused by predation, waste accumu…
growth rates regulated by internal and external factors that…
Experimental Growth
growth at a constant rate of increase per unit of time- can b…
Carrying Capacity
the maximum number of individuals of any species that can be…
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AP Environmental Science: Chapter 6
cultural carrying capacity
crude birth rate
crude death rate
population change
the maximum number of people who could live reasonable freedo…
the number of live births per 1000 people in a population in…
the number of deaths per 1000 people in a population in a giv…
(birth+immigration) - (death + emigration)
cultural carrying capacity
the maximum number of people who could live reasonable freedo…
crude birth rate
the number of live births per 1000 people in a population in…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Population Size
Population Density
Population Distribution
Population Sex Ratio
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
The number of individuals per unit area at a given time.
How individuals are distributed with respect to one another.
The ratio of males to females.
Population Size
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population Density
The number of individuals per unit area at a given time.
48 terms
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
40 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Culture
Worldview
Relativist
Universalist
The overall ensemble of knowledge, beliefs, values, and learn…
a way of looking at the world that reflects a person's belief…
an ethicist who maintains that ethics do and should vary with…
an ethicist who maintains that there exist objective notions…
Culture
The overall ensemble of knowledge, beliefs, values, and learn…
Worldview
a way of looking at the world that reflects a person's belief…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
A person's culture plus his or her per…
worldview
factors that shape our worldviews
ethical standards
worldview
a person's perception of the world and his/her place within i…
religion/spiritual beliefs, political ideology (ex. Ron Swans…
criteria that help differentiate right from wrong
A person's culture plus his or her per…
worldview
worldview
a person's perception of the world and his/her place within i…
27 terms
AP Environmental Science//Chapter 6
abiotic
biotic
biotic potential
carrying capacity
non-living
living
rate at which a species reproduces with unlimited conditions
maximum population size of a species that an ecosystem can su…
abiotic
non-living
biotic
living
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
carrying capacity; k
intrinsic growth rate; r
k-selected species
r-selected species
population growth slowed as population size increased because…
under IDEAL conditions, with unlimited resources available, e…
species that have a LOW intrinsic growth rate, which causes t…
species that have a HIGH intrinsic growth rate because they r…
carrying capacity; k
population growth slowed as population size increased because…
intrinsic growth rate; r
under IDEAL conditions, with unlimited resources available, e…
Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
21 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
47 terms
AP Environmental Science- Chapter 6
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size
The composition of all individuals that belong to the same sp…
The incorporation of all of the populations of organisms with…
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals w/in a defined area at a give…
Population
The composition of all individuals that belong to the same sp…
Community
The incorporation of all of the populations of organisms with…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
The individuals that belong to the same species and live in a…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area
18 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Biotic Potential
Exponential Growth
Carrying Capacity
Population Crash
The maximum reproductive rate of an organism, given unlimited…
Growth at a constant rate of increase per unit of time; can b…
The maximum number of individuals of any species that can be…
A sudden population decline caused by predation, waste accumu…
Biotic Potential
The maximum reproductive rate of an organism, given unlimited…
Exponential Growth
Growth at a constant rate of increase per unit of time; can b…
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Population
Community
Population Ecology
Population Size (N)
Composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
Incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
The study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
The total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
Population
Composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
Community
Incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
AP Environmental Science: Chapter 6 - Vocabulary 4
Culture
Worldview
Relativists
Universalists
The ensemble of knowledge, believes, values, and learned ways…
A person's perception of the world. It reflects beliefs about…
Someone that believes that ethics do and showed vary with soc…
The opposite of relativists. Believe that there exists a obje…
Culture
The ensemble of knowledge, believes, values, and learned ways…
Worldview
A person's perception of the world. It reflects beliefs about…
48 terms
AP Environmental Science - Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Age Structure
Community
Carrying Capacity (K)
Competition
A description of how many individuals fit into particular age…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area.
The limit of how many individuals in a population the food su…
The struggle of individuals to obtain a limiting resource.
Age Structure
A description of how many individuals fit into particular age…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area.
AP Environmental Science: Chapter 6: Water Pollution
Point Source
Non-Point Source
Pathogens
Organic Matter
Pollution from a single, usually easily recognizable source.
Pollution that comes from many sources (a general area) rathe…
Type of pollutant, bacteria, virus, contagious diseases. ... --S…
Biodegradable remains of plants and animals, point and non-po…
Point Source
Pollution from a single, usually easily recognizable source.
Non-Point Source
Pollution that comes from many sources (a general area) rathe…
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Environmental Science for AP* Chapter 6
population
community
population ecology
population size
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
the study of factors that cause populations to increase or de…
the total number of individuals within a defined area at a gi…
population
composed of all individuals that belong to the same species a…
community
incorporates all of the populations of organisms within a giv…
13 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 6 Vocabulary
cultural carrying capacity
population change
total fertility rate (TFR)
migration
The limit on population growth that would allow most people i…
Increase or decrease in the size of a population. It is equal…
The estimate of the average number of children that women in…
Movement of people into and out of specific geographic areas
cultural carrying capacity
The limit on population growth that would allow most people i…
population change
Increase or decrease in the size of a population. It is equal…
AP Environmental Science - Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Age Structure
Community
Carrying Capacity (K)
Competition
A description of how many individuals fit into particular age…
All of the populations of organisms within a given area.
The limit of how many individuals in a population the food su…
The struggle of individuals to obtain a limiting resource.
Age Structure
A description of how many individuals fit into particular age…
Community
All of the populations of organisms within a given area.
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